As smartphones have become more and more accessible, China has seen a vibrant mobile app scene, ranging from gaming and shopping to dating. In the third quarter of 2017, smartphone users in China downloaded 34 apps on average and used the apps for an average 3.7 hours per day, according to a report from the Chinese mobile data research firm Jiguang.

Jiguang recently put together a data report on the overall ranking of the mobile apps across verticals in the third quarter of 2017. Here are some of the highlights.

Sogou (搜狗) dominated the keyboard input method vertical with a high penetration rate at 41.2% in September, boasting 150 million daily active users (DAU). Baidu came in second with a 25.7% penetration rate, and saw 49 million daily active users. The third largest player went to iFly (讯飞) with its penetration rate at 13.6%. It has 34 million daily active users.

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